Sustainability Champions Named


by | Jul 10, 2014

2degreesTechnology company Pavegen, British Sky Broadcasting, and sustainable packaging company Vegware are among the Winners of the 2degrees Champions Awards, sustainability awards voted on by industry peers.

Pavegen won the Energy & Carbon Management (Long-Term Payback) award for its flooring tile that converts the kinetic energy from people’s footsteps into renewable electricity. When stepped on, the Pavegen surface flexes a near imperceptible 5mm, generating up to 8 watts of power over the duration of the footstep, enough to power local applications such as street lighting, advertising displays and communication networks. It has been installed at sites around the world including the 2013 Paris Marathon and London 2012 Olympics.

The University of Brighton’s “Waste House” won both the Building or Property Project award and the Waste & Resource Management award for proving it is possible to build a house almost entirely from waste products, such as recycled bricks, timber off-cuts destined for skips, ply sheets and even old toothbrushes, video cassettes and DVDs.

Sky took home the External Communications Campaign award for its Rainforest Rescue campaign, which educates customers about climate change and deforestation.

Vegware won the Solution of the Year Award for its range of completely compostable packaging, while Pukka Herbs won the Supply Chain Management award for encouraging its supply chain to adopt the FairWild Standard.

The annual awards, hosted at Wembley Stadium, received a total of 240 entries, a 140 percent increase from last year, and 7,473 votes were cast to decide the final 14 winners.

Full list of winners, runner-ups and commended individuals and organizations:

Building Or Property Project

  • Winner: University Of Brighton
  • Runner-Up: Mizen Group
  • Commended: LILAC

Energy & Carbon Management – Long-Term Payback

  • Winner: Pavegen
  • Runner-Up: Diageo
  • Commended: Bristol City Council

Energy & Carbon Management – Short-Term Payback

  • Winner: Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Runner-Up: Wyke Farms
  • Commended: Belu Water

External Communications Campaign

  • Winner: Sky
  • Runner-Up: Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Commended: Lavery Pennell

Innovation Of The Year

  • Winner: Worldview Learning
  • Runner-Up: Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Commended: Pavegen

Internal Engagement

  • Winner: PwC
  • Runner-Up: Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Commended: Wingland Foods

Personality Of The Year *

  • Winner: HRH Prince Of Wales
  • Runner-Up: Calum Richardson
  • Commended: The Arctic 30

Sustainability Champion Of The Year *

  • Winner: Eldad Umenjoh, Anjong Young Farmers Group Cameroon
  • Runner-Up: Cat Fletcher, Freegle Brighton
  • Commended: Trewin Restorick, Global Action Plan

Social Value

  • Winner: Carbon Solutions Global
  • Runner-Up: SLOW LIFE Foundation
  • Commended: Low Carbon Hub

Solution Of The Year

  • Winner: Vegware
  • Runner-Up: RB (Reckitt Benckiser)
  • Commended: Sustrans

Supply Chain Management

  • Winner: Pukka Herbs
  • Runner-Up: Asda
  • Commended: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Waste & Resource Management

  • Winner: University Of Brighton
  • Runner-Up: Regent Street Direct
  • Commended: Barts Health NHS Trust

Water Management

  • Winner: Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Runner-Up: Coca-Cola Great Britain
  • Commended: European Water Partnership

2degrees Member of the Year *

  • Winner: Paul Hinkin, Black Architecture

Best Internal Awards Engagement

  • Winner: RB (Reckitt Benckiser)

*Award at an individual level, rather than company level


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